Coldplay film their new clip in Newtown

Coldplay don’t often feature especially heavily here at Don’t get us wrong, we’re don’t subscribe to the notion that you have to hate on Coldplay. Indeed, their early records are great and they sure know how to put on an entertaining live show. No, the reason we tend not to feature them is because, simply, if you wanna know what’s going on with Coldplay, there are plenty of other places where you can do just that. They are, after all, one of the world’s biggest bands, and we’d sooner put the spotlight on artists you might not be quite so familiar with.

However, when we found out where an impressively buff looking Chris Martin and his chums decided to film their new video, there was no way we could ignore it. The clip for A Sky Full of Stars was filmed in the very place with Something You Said was born, on the pavements we have walked countless times.

That’s right, it was shot on the streets of Newtown, in Sydney’s Inner West. They are looking particularly vibesome too, although disappointingly there was no sign of that bloke who rides up and down on his mobility scooter playing Elvis songs reallly loud. Also conspicuous by its absence was the sight of heavy-handed police confiscating longnecks from grungy kids in Newtown Square. That’s a common feature of Newtown life.

Anyhoo, check out the above clip and see if you recognise anyone.

Also this week in Sydney, just up the road at the Enmore Theatre, Coldplay surprised 2400 fans when Kylie joined them onstage for an encore performance of ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ and a cover of  ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’.

Rumours that they all went for a late night burger at Dean’s Diner and then a few beers at the Townie remain wildly inaccurate but kinda fun.

Kylie with Coldplay by Daniel Boud

Words by Bobby Townsend. Photo by Daniel Boud.